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Light from the Middle East: New Photography

Contemporary photography from and about the Middle East by 30 artists working across 13 countries, including Abbas from Iran, Egyptian Youssef Nabil and Walid Raad from Lebanon. The work reflects on the political events that have effected the region over the past 20 years, as well as the social and religious life of its people.

Nov 13-Apr 7 2013  Opening times  10.00 to 17.45 daily  10.00 to 22.00 Fridays Full details here

Tal Shochat, ‘Pomegranate (Rimon)’

Manal Al-Dowayan

Yto Barrada, ‘Bricks (Briques)’

Waheeda Malullah, from the series ‘Light’

Nermine Hammam, ‘The Break’, from the series ‘Upekkha’, 2011

Light from the Middle East: New Photography presents work by artists from across the Middle East (spanning North Africa to Central Asia), living in the region and in diaspora.

The exhibition explores the ways in which these artists investigate the language and techniques of photography. Some use the camera to record or bear witness, while others subvert that process to reveal how surprisingly unreliable a photograph can be. The works range from documentary photographs and highly staged tableaux to images manipulated beyond recognition. The variety of approaches is appropriate to the complexities of a vast and diverse region. MORE Here

Light from the Middle East – photography exhibition

A new exhibition at London’s V&A offers insights from within cultures that are more often photographed and reported from the outside

Review and information from the Guardian here

Full details here

The Porter Gallery
Admission Free

Exhibition opening times

13 November 2012 – 7 April 2013
Daily 10.00–17.30
Friday 10.00–21.30
Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing
Closed 24 – 26 December 2012

Late night opening

The V&A is open late every Friday. Take this opportunity to visit Light from the Middle East: New Photography, meet friends and have a drink in our café-bar.

How to reach the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 2000

A Five-Step Guide to Your First Photo Sale

Selling images should be easy. Stock agencies now look at the photographs, not the photographers. Buyers have multiplied as millions of Web pages have spread across the Internet. The gap between collectors and creators has broken down as sellers can use their own marketing skills to create their brands, build a reputation and promote their art. But it isn’t easy. Moving from talented enthusiast with hard drive full of pictures to a semi-professional shooter with a portfolio of sales and a steady revenue stream can take time, hard work and plenty of frustration. This is what you need to do get started….more

This room contains displays drawn from the national collection of the art of photography at the V&A. The Museum’s photography collection is one of the largest and most important in the world. It is international in scope and ranges from the beginnings of photography to the present. The main part of the room shows highlights from the history of photography. The section at the far end is devoted to a programme of temporary displays. There are computers available with a programme showing a selection of images drawn from the V&A collection. Information about the photography collection and photographic processes and techniques can be found in books attached to the benches. V&A